German data protection authorities said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp.
Hundreds of employees at China's top statistics bureau are being investigated after selling data.
Has encryption technology given the bad guys a way to operate in the dark? Or has the new tech age gifted law enforcement with unprecedented surveillance powers?
The Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan assures of data safety ahead of presidential election in the country.
Prosecutor General's Office suggests a database as a solution for adoption related issues and crimes.
One person is born every 113 seconds and one person dies each 200 seconds in Kazakhstan.
The US National Security Agency's electronic snooping led to "well over 100 arrests" and helped smash numerous terrorist plots, a privacy review panel said.
An Internet freedom coalition backed by US technology giants asked Thursday for 21 countries to release information on national security and law enforcement data requests.
The startup behind popular smartphone apps for sharing contacts, pictures or other data by "bumping" smartphones together announced on Monday that it has been bought by Google.
Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer on Wednesday said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.
Yahoo received some 29,000 government requests for data on its users this year, with almost half coming from the United States.
Internet users are taking a fresh look at "privacy" search engines that do not store data or track online activity, in light of the flap over US government surveillance.
Internet giants Facebook and Microsoft say they received thousands of requests for data from US authorities last year but are prohibited from disclosing how many related to national security.
A massive database of private offshore banking entities that could be used for tax evasion was posted online for public use Friday by the muckraking group that first reported the files.
Apple, Facebook and other Internet titans denied Thursday opening doors for US intelligence agencies to mine data from their servers.
China and Romania were by far the largest sources of confirmed hacking attempts last year, with China's mostly from state-controlled sources aimed at data theft.
New data unveiled on Thursday strengthens the belief that a subatomic particle discovered last year is the elusive Higgs boson.
Consumer efforts to protect personal data and remain "invisible" online is leading to a "data blackhole" that could adversely impact digital advertisers.
Hacker group Anonymous said it disabled the US Sentencing Commission's website Saturday in revenge for the death of Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz, and vowed to release government data.
The amount of data sent online in North America has more than doubled over the past year, with Netflix shows accounting for a big chunk of Internet traffic.